July 21 – Tree Squares

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Becky is our host for July Tree Squares.
I have fallen behind on my reading and writing blogs. Life has been a little challenging lately. I read some blogs every evening. I think I need to reschedule my daily tasks.
Morning must be for playing outside with Annie, as must watering my plants. It’s been in the high 90s so those tasks can’t be moved.

This picture from 15 years ago has my grandson Z1, pretending to mow the grass in front of the beautiful park trees. He was so very serious that morning.

July 15 – Tree Squares – Z3

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I continue with the fun responding to Becky’s  blog prompt of tree squares in July. The trees can be the main focus of the photo, or just a part of the background. The main rule is that  the photo must be in the shape of a square.

Today I am adding a photo from a few weeks ago of Z3. It is a great action shot taken at the city pool.  The youngest Z loves to swim, just like his siblings.

July 14 – Tree Squares – On July 15

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Becky is the hostess of July Tree Squares.  The picture posted should have something to do with trees. The only RULE is that it must be in the shape of a square.

I attempted to post last night and my computer was totally uncooperative. I gave up finally and decided to try again this morning.

I adore sego palm trees. They are slow growers, but they are persistent. Segos have been around since prehistoric times. Perhaps that is part of their allure. I typically plant things symmetrically.  I had a sego palm next to each pomegranate tree. Unfortunately, the one between the pomegranates had its roots choked. I attempted to remove and replant the sego, but I was unsuccessful. This one is still growing strong adding to the beauty of my planter.

July 13- Tree Squares

Becky has many different interpretations of July Tree Squares. For the most part I have stayed in my own yard.  To participate in her round up, one needs to make sure the photo entry is in the shape of a square.

This queen palm top is evidence of my naivete when it comes to palm trees. When the worker chose the palms and planted them, I had no idea of how quickly they would grow. This one is too close to the power lines. The city sends the electric company to come cut the branches near the high voltage lines. Typically, when they came to trim the mandatory ones, the trimmers would ask me if I wanted them to trim the other branches and the other palm tree. I would usually say yes because they did a great job. They were however subcontracting for the electric company and seeing as how they wanted cash for the extra work, I assumed it was an illegal act on their part.  After a few years of the same workers coming and trimming my palm trees, this year there were new guys. At no time did they ask about, or offer, to trim the extra palm fronds. I don’t know if the first guys got in trouble, or just went on a different route. It does mean I need to get someone out to trim my palm trees. 

July Tree Squares

Becky is the hostess of July Tree Squares. All things trees, in any form or function. The only strict rule is, the photo must be in the shape of a square.

These queen palm trees are the only trees in my yard my spouse and I did not plant. They were half this height ten years ago when planted. Even with a Little Giant ladder fully extended and my 12 foot saw handle, I cannot reach the fronds any more. It costs a pretty penny to get them trimmed.  They need a trim now and I have to find a good trimmer. Many will not do queen palms.